Georgetown
Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ever find yourself in the mood for a new, free book, but too lazy to go
to the library? Even if you know that you can download materials from the library's Web site, you might be confused about the process. 

On March 23, we'll be hosting a program where you can learn to download audio books, e-books, music, movies
and more straight to your home computer. All you need to get books from home is Internet
access and a library card number. Many books and albums can even be
transferred to your e-reader, smartphone or iPod!

Join us on
Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. to learn how you can take advantage of all that we
have to offer without leaving your home -- so that next time there is a snowstorm you'll be prepared! Questions? Call Maria at
202-724-8783.

Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let's face it -- we are all going stir crazy with the weather these days.  A fun, free way to get out of the house and socialize with your neighbors is to attend one of our many book club offerings!  Just this week we'll be meeting to discuss Richard Power's Generosity on Thursday, 2/18 at 7:30.  Generosity is a fast-paced novel that focuses on an abnormally cheerful woman and the men who try to control and understand her.
On Tuesday, 2/23, at 6 p.m. the Urbane Book Club will discuss Just Friends by Robyn Sisman, a fun chick lit novel that will no doubt lead to a lively discussion and advice and anecdotes about love lives. 

Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Local historian Carroll Gibbs will be presenting a lecture on "Black Georgetown, Past and Present" this Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Interim Library.

Carroll Gibbs is the co-author of Black Georgetown
and frequently lectures on historical topics in the D.C. area. Gibbs, who has contributed to the development of several exhibitions, created and narrated Sketches in Color, a companion to the PBS series The Civil War. Gibbs is also the author of a children's book, Friends of Frederick Douglass.

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Need information for and about teens, but can't get into the library because of the snow?  Check out our new electronic interactive resource for Teens.  Teen Health and Wellness is easy to use, up to date, and provides a networking opportunity for personal questions.  You can find it on our website under databases about health, or visit the website at http://teenhealthandwellness.com/

While you are there, take the opportunity to look at some of our other databases -- all you need is your library card number to access resources from Consumer Checkbook to periodical archives. 

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Join us on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. as historian Carroll Gibbs presents a lecture on "Black Georgetown, Past and Present."

Carroll Gibbs is the
co-author of Black Georgetown and frequently lectures on historical topics in the D.C. area. Gibbs, who has contributed to the development
of several exhibitions, created and narrated Sketches in Color,
a companion to the PBS series The Civil War. Gibbs is also the author of a children's book, Friends
of Frederick Douglass

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Join us on Saturday to watch the newly released movie Cloudy with a
Chance of Meatballs
, based on the classic children's book by Judi and
Ron Barrett. Bring your friends and family: we'll have snacks and lots
of fun!"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" poster

Dumbarton Theater

Published on Friday, January 22, 2010

Six years ago Georgetown architect Robert Bell announced his intention to restore the circa 1950 façade and neon sign of 1351 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., the former Georgetown Theater.  Occupied today by the National Jewel Center, the present street elevation bears no resemblance to the architectural fantasy that greeted customers when the movie theater originally opened nine decades ago as the Dumbarton.

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Enter Georgetown's own Science Fiction and Fantasy contest!  Match copies of pages from Science Fiction and Fantasy books to those in our collection, check the books out, and win a collectible Star Wars or other popular Sci-Fi themed item.  And while you are here, check out our window display of new and Classic works of futurism! sci fi display

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The GeorgeStorytimetown Interim Library would like to thank everyone who made the redo of our one year anniversary party such a success!   From master chess champions to the Jelleff Boy's & Girl's Club to students from the Georgetown School of medicine, we wouldn't have been able to entertain over
200 patrons that day without you!  

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Next week we'll be having two book club meetings at the Georgetown Interim Library.  Join us on Tuesday, January 19 to discuss Lucinda Rosenfeld's I'm so Happy for You or on Thursday, January 21 to discuss Lorrie Moore's A Gate at the Stairs -- or both!  Book club meetings take place at 7:30 p.m. at the library and are open to all.  

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